SFR CEO resigns, Combes to take over

Monday 11 September 2017 | 08:18 CET | News
Update: 11 September 2017 | 11:00 CET

SFR's CEO Michel Paulin has resigned, for "personal reasons", the company announced. He will be replaced by Michel Combes, the former head of Alcatel-Lucent who became CEO of SFR's parent company Altice in 2015. 

Paulin reportedly informed Altice before the summer that he planned to leave, Les Echos reported earlier. According to the paper's source, there was no disagreement on strategy but he found the job too intense, "requiring unending energy and total engagement". 

Paulin became CEO at the start of 2016 and was charged with leading SFR's return to growth. Combes will now take over that task, assisted by Alain Weill, head of SFR Media. Weill will be in charge of ensuring the integration of the telecom and media activities, following the company's acquisition of NextRadioTV. He is already head of NextRadioTV. 

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